aid package for/to Greece


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Hoping to quell its biggest crisis since the Asian woes of 1997, the International Monetary Fund promised on Wednesday to increase the 45 billion-euro aid package for Greece to as much as 120 billion euros over three years. ---taken from the NYT

Dear all,

Since "to" often implies a destination, like "queen had a trip to Iran", I think "to" also can be used in the above. "...aid package to Greece to as much as ..." sounds fine to me. What are your opinions? Thanks in advance.

  • MichaelW

    Senior Member
    English (British)
    You could use "to" here but the you would have "...aid package to Greece to as much..." which looks a little clumsy.
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